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CSPAN
Nov 27, 2013 7:00am EST
, it has struggled since. , is of the problem, steve that congress does not look at transportation as a single entity. it looks at it in a stove pipe fashion in that aviation, amtrak, highways, are dealt with separate bills in separate budgets. the traveler does not say i am exclusively a railroad traveler. a traveler on any day might use highways, aviation, railroads, and what would certainly help america's transportation to fundn today would be all of the modes to a multimodal, single transportation budget, which is not being done. what we are doing today is lobbyists from each of the modes are coming to capitol hill and fighting for their share of the pie. is relatively poor, does not have a political action committee, it does not fare as well as the other modes do on the hill. host: i want to come back to that in a moment, but let's look at amtrak by the numbers. 300ny given day it operates passenger trains daily. it has more than 21,000 miles of roots. it connects more than 500 destinations in 46 states, washington, d.c., and three canadian provinces. a top speed is 150 miles an ho
CSPAN
Nov 15, 2013 7:00am EST
. steve and virginia on our republican line. you are on the "washington journal." what do you think about these proposed fixes? going tohey are not work. they are trying to print money to cover up their corruption and incompetence. every man, woman, and child a $5,000 credit card that will be activated the minute you get a cold. then if somebody's catastrophic plan cannot be funded with that go to your congressional district and have more money loaded onto it. it will give every man, woman, and child in this country a health-care savings account. it would be their responsibility to look after their own needs. we would start treating people like adults instead of a bunch of children. democrats do not -- do not believe in treating people like children. tweets.ts of treat -- here is a slew of them. where does obama get the authority to change laws? says, how can the white house make changes to the law without an act of congress? how many have actually read the fix to the bill. will this only make things worse? president trying to provide cover for geo--- cover for democrats -- presiden
CSPAN
Nov 17, 2013 7:00am EST
is michael, republican line from florida. caller: hi, steve. good morning. thisroblem i have with president is he gets on television and tells us all these things he does not know about. he does not know about 5.1 million people losing health care. he doesn't know about the obama care website down. he doesn't know about benghazi. andoesn't know about fast furious. he did not know about the tea party targeting. i believe we host: have an absent minded president. you think he misled you yucca or was it incompetence? caller: several times. take your pick. is ron from georgia. caller: he has been misleading us from the start on this. he lied about the cost from the very beginning. we know it is way over $1 trillion. lies in the more system. benghazi, he is in the middle of a campaign so he sends someone often lie about that. sky is a joke. he should be impeached. this is from "the hill" newspaper, based on a story from "the washington post" -- that story from the hill newspaper on the attorney general, who has no plans to step down immediately. next call is from kelvin in portland, or
CSPAN
Nov 28, 2013 7:00am EST
never happens again. steve, illinois, democrats line. you are on with major general james mcconville. caller: happy thanksgiving. the troopou stand on anddrawal from afghanistan how that conflict is going on right now? a tactical manner, we are bringing our troops down. -- we are doing it in a prudent manner to maintain gains that we have had in the last 12 years. you see a transition. one of the things i do is manage the transition. in atransition is, i was division for 15 months in afghanistan. during that timeframe, we did most of the fighting. last four to five years, they have made progress. if you look at the operations today, we are back here, for five years later, 95% of the operations are being conducted by the afghan security forces unilaterally. that allows us to bring our forces down there and we are doing that. when we came here, we had about s.x security force that equated to about 18,000 soldiers. they're down to two security foreces. we had 58 combat basis. fewer bases.wn to we do not want to keep troops here longer than they are required or as we are directed. end of
CSPAN
Nov 22, 2013 7:00am EST
have a call from gainesville, florida. good morning, steve. pleasure to be speaking with you. i have a quick comment. then i want to ask a question. it is a pleasure. host: go ahead. caller: i have a quick comment. then i wanted to ask a question. i wanted to thank c-span for educating me about president kennedy's africa policies and how instrumental it was in solving the cuban missile crisis. i also wanted to ask mr. reeves this morning, and it is wonderful to be speaking with you as well, about president being uniquely positioned as the first irish catholic president and the civil rights speech, to speak about something as old as the scriptures and clear as the constitution, that we have no class system or masquerade. and how that should really be for all americans 50 years later. host: thanks for the call. it is describing part of the extraordinary 48 hours in the kennedy presidency when he gave what is called the peace speech at american university, saying perhaps we should take another look at the cold war. how did we get into it? are we really adversaries or are we all moral and
CSPAN
Nov 14, 2013 7:00am EST
buy, not what she needs to buy for herself. host: steve in cincinnati. republican. caller: there is overwhelming evidence that this is not about politics. it is about facing scientific reality and finding out what really happened. would you support a new investigation of building seven's distraction on 9/11? give you a little context. there is a group out there that does not believe that the government did an adequate job investigating what really happened on 9/11 and that they are organized your it they call into shows like ours expressing their first amendment right and challenging members of congress like yourself to answer the investigation. the you think it was thorough enough? guest: yes, i do. host: let's move on. independent caller in texas. independent because i like to view these things through a lens that if i disagree with a republican policy, i can do it. if i disagree with democratic policy, i can do the same. one of the questions i do the same -- i have on this whole rollout and the technology is that i was the manager of acquisitions of products and services for larg
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2013 7:00am EST
work you do? steve, are you with us? caller: yes, i'm sorry. host: what kind of work you do? caller: i'm retired. host: you called in on the minimum-wage line. caller: that's true. i wanted to go back to suggest that we go back to the 1970's when nixon proposed wage controls. that would keese the cost of living down -- keep the cost of living down. we get to the point where we are paying three cents for a pill and getting $15 out of it -- i think that should be stopped. i think everything should be based on the targets that the corporation makes. thank you. kate is in dayton, ohio. what are your thoughts? caller: i thought the two gentleman from georgia and kentucky made really great points. training, whether they are doing the training, and they were honorable employers. if people gain more skills, they paid the more. this.l people are like i on at that, that is beautiful. abouted to ask your guest could there be to minimum-wage standards? based on profit margins? you have six walton family members making more than $150 million. could there be to federal minimum standards? one for
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2013 7:00am EST
id cards exactly as you suggested. host: steve is on the republican line. caller: i wanted to see what the gentleman had to say -- we have the illegal immigrants here, and they do the fruit picking and these jobs that supposedly we don't want to do, but they don't , so thelth insurance immigration problem ties in with our health insurance debacle because they clog up the emergency room's, they're not --tributing to that problem contributing to that problem. we have cheap fruit, but our health insurance is skyrocketing. maybe you could mention something about the balance of that. are exactly the kinds of questions you have to sort out. you remember when president forward, heshing was talking about 45 million people who were uninsured who would be insured. now we're talking about imething like 25 million. say, what is happened to the missing 20 million? here we are undertaking a massive revamping of the health .are program the basic idea of bringing everyone into insurance is something we have compromise to a very serious level. who are these missing 20 million? very likely they are
CSPAN
Nov 19, 2013 7:00am EST
meant back then and what it means today. steve from pennsylvania, republican line. good morning. actually, i am calling on the independent online. still celebrated and talked about and discussed by so many of us. it is a true testament to great words and great men. their words live forever. one of the comments i wanted to talk about was that one of the callers talked about the learned , considering the slaves as 3/5 of a person. my understanding that the reason that the 3/5 as a person was the governmentn is being set up to be based upon the proportion of population local how many representatives for states -- slave states the slavehave population counted. the northern states insisted they should not be counted because they did not have the full rights and the full voting cap abilities as the freeman. so the compromise, which is a dirty word in today's government with the current conditions in washington, but the compromise was that 3/5 of the population would be counted for the proportional representation of the people. had his place in history . the people of the united states
CSPAN
Nov 24, 2013 7:00am EST
abroad. table and to the negotiate taxes, our economy and our workforce. host: next call is steve joining us from brooklyn, new york. republican line, good morning. think this is a terrible deal. not for israel, per se. but for the united states of america. if this deal was done five or six years ago and iran was not close to nuclearization of an atomic bomb, i'd say maybe give it a shot. iran is at the door of making a nuclear bomb. to lessen the sanctions at this point when they are so close and is sure toths, iran be deceitful, they're sure to make nuclear plants all over the place and now to suddenly trust and to ask the head of the eu who negotiated this and the one who is involved, i am just very nervous and i think it is a terrible mistake. i think america is threatened because ultimately our interest ,n the region, more than israel and not just israel, is all the arabian countries that are very concerned. i think this is a terrible mistake. obviously, they were having an effect and it looks like we just caved in. i think it is a terrible deal. host: adam schiff, a represen
CSPAN
Nov 1, 2013 7:00am EDT
take more of your calls, steve in scottsdale, arizona, republican line. caller: hi, thanks for taking my call. i wanted to say something about the health care rollout. maybe what they should do is make it more simplified. these websites are so complicated. they put so much stuff on their and it takes forever to download. if they made it a simple website -- if they made it simpler just like the tax code was complicated -- same thing. things easierke policy wherene you put your social security number in common name, address and then you pick -- you only get one, you pick it and it's or $200 per month or whatever they figure the cost will be and then it would work or it then everybody would have it and they would not have all these problems. host: thank you so much. let's talk with dave in michigan on our line for independents. caller: hello? good morning. i'm calling about the nsa thing. you believe that what the united states is doing with the nsa, to spy on their own people is really wrong. they should be out there taking care of the terrorists and monitoring them. the only reason the
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2013 7:00am EST
. we have a hard time supporting her. host: thank you for the call. steve is joining us from west palm beach, florida. caller: good morning. good morning. i cannot the two terribly illustrative ash cannot be too terribly illustrative, i have been -- i cannot be too terribly illustrative. a lot ofen doing a studying of the united states economy going back to revolutionary times. there were a lot of periods where the economy was very volatile. you were so many booms and busts in the 19th century and so on. the last 25 years, from 1890 to from was very sehgal -- 1990 22 thousand seven, was very stable. 1990 to 2007 was very stable. if you never owned a house you might go from a time when you live alone in a single apartment to where you have to have a roommate back to where you can afford a single apartment and back and forth depending on what is.economy if people lose that resiliency they feel there is no opportunities to get ahead. that is basically what i want to say. journal.comnational -- but he railed along the way -- schedule got derailed on long the way. the senate would tackle a
CSPAN
Nov 2, 2013 7:00am EDT
there? she is not. the next caller is steve from west haven, connecticut. caller: how are you doing? host: fine thank you. go ahead. caller: i was watching the show this morning and i'm just curious. go ahead. you'll have to stop looking at the tv and go on with your comment. caller: what are going to be the new rules that i was talking about about what are they going to do about -- host: you mean the hydrocodone drug. caller: yeah, how will they be able to prescribe them? will they have to go to different doctors or some new policies? host: as i remember, it would be a schedule two drug good but doctors can prescribe demand only offer a 90-day supply. supply, that'sy it? host: and that is not a final decision by the fda. that is just a proposal that has to be approved by different agencies. caller: thank you very much. i love your show. host: david from ashland, lenora, republican line. caller: yes, i have one comment about obama. i have been a democrat all my life and i just switched in the last two years to republican. and i want to tell you that i am ashamed of him. thank you. h
CSPAN
Nov 26, 2013 7:00am EST
and wages. us mber, you can tweet @cspanwj. steve on the line for independents. veter: i am and eight-year vet. eight-year the priority should not be with immigration, it should be with jobs. the president we have had for the last five years has been promoting immigration and health .are this country is really hurting. on what is focus going on in the world and actually make a trip around the to see how bad people .re actually doing first food stamps and all of that. this country is terrible. ,f you were to focus on jobs people would not really need food stamps and we would not need to be dependent on the government. we are going to pause from our discussion on immigration. we will come back to it. we are going to turn to foreign policy with jeremy herb from the hill. let's talk about iran. give us the basics on the deal you're all -- involving iran's nuclear deal. what do they get in return? iran'sdeal freezes program in place. they cannot produce more uranium, they are not allowed to enrich uranium above five percent, which is the level closest to weapons grade. in exchange th
CSPAN
Nov 9, 2013 7:00am EST
. morningan e-mail this from steve s. on this subject -- i was listening to a gentleman last night from silicon valley and he said without a doubt the site will need to be totally rebuilt. the healthcare.gov. the problems run so deep they will not even get close to the november 30 day. has the "wall street journal" done any research with the tech gurus addressing the subject and the ramifications? guest: we have done a lot about the woes of the website it even before october 1 and afterwards. there are a couple of different counts. -- accounts. there are arguments at the website should have been taken down entirely and revamped from there, rebuilt, essentially, or at least suspended for the time being. the administration says at this point they've got the website they have, they need to patch it , and it is easier to keep it up and running so that they can find new problems, essentially, new problems are being uncovered everyday people who get further and further through the system, so they need the website up and running to continue to fix it. host: we have been talking quite a bit abo
CSPAN
Nov 21, 2013 7:00am EST
point. steve ine-mail from illinois -- the filibuster was a good option if used prudently and fairly. but it has been abused and overused. majority means one vote more than half. that is an e-mail from steve and illinois. a call from teresa in pennsylvania on our line for democrats. good morning. thank you for taking my call. i wanted to say that the republicans were well aware that if they continued the obstruction of the judges nor any obama appointee, then harry reid would have this option. so it is time for him to use it. theeeds to get some of president's appointees where they need to be. and it is just fair. they cannot be surprised by it. host: more headlines this morning. in the money section of "usa today" -- house committee and 's inspectorartment general are looking into a new york post report with national employment data and head of the 2012 election that may have been manipulated. richard in new jersey on our line for republicans. .aller: yeah, hi i am afraid that my republican constituents across the country never paid attention to the fact that our representatives in
CSPAN
Nov 13, 2013 7:00am EST
put in there by the website. , couple of tweets here for you steve harrison says first, president clinton is correct, second, it will not affect the 2014 or 2016 elections as some have speculated. boaters forget. forget. this -- voters there is this tweet from edwin -- i agree, he should also find the entrance cubbies for canceling the insurance policies. john from tennessee, independent, what do you think? caller: what the president promises one thing, but people have a tendency to promise something and it can't follow through because of a small, little, fine print. my comment is more about the affordable care act and why they are not going after the manufacturers that make medical and charge 100 times more than the costs to make them to the hospitals and the patients. if i did something like that, i would be arrested for price gouging. why are we not going after these manufacturers for the same thing , and by bringing the price down of these devices and medication, one at that lower the cost of insurance and the cost of medical care in the country? that is all i have to say. tha
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2013 7:00am EST
or send us an e-mail at journal@c-span.org. our first call is steve from our independent line in massachusetts. caller: it is interesting to hear the president's talk about progress. when i hear the word "progress," it reminds me that it is a philosophically loaded term. i am 60 years old and i see the transformation in the values in this country that are no doubt media driven. you can go back to the 70s and it is just shocking to look at shows like little house on the prairie. there was more talent and trauma ,n one hour, incredible writing then you see today. television especially today seems to be run by cools. it reflects the anti-values of media moguls. we see murderers, serial killers all over the place, as if they are next door, left and right, although at the beginning of the programs they say this is fictional. at the same time you see a glorification of the cia, the fbi, and the militarization of the police. this philosophical transformation seems to be a form of social engineering. where it all began, i do not know. think the restu of the world perceives us through the
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